World Bulletin / News Desk
While Turkey and Muslims in the Balkans region such as Albania marked the first day of the three-day festival a day earlier on Tuesday, several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and others like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Malaysia began Eid Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of people said their special Eid prayers in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia Wednesday.
In Jerusalem, tens of thousands of Muslims flocked to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which for Muslims represents the world's third holiest site. People prayed for an end to terrorist attacks targeting the Muslim world.
In Indonesia, millions disregarded the threat of terrorism to flock to fields and mosques in their best outfits early Wednesday, to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers across the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Afghanistan too marked Eid Wednesday, with thousands of people saying their prayers in Mazar-i-Sharif.
A man performs ablution before the morning prayers for Eid al-Fitr in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community praying 'namaz' in Bhopal, India.
Men hug each other after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
This is in Baghdad, Iraq.
A child attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Eid al-Fitr prayer time in Tirana, Albania.
Eid al-Fitr prayer time in Tahran, Iran.
Eid al-Fitr prayer time in Addis Ababa, Etiopia.
Worshippers attend morning prayers at al Biar mosque in Algiers, Algeria